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Paddy Power Poker Adds Extra Irish Open 2013 Prize Packages

Paddy Power Poker players who are eager to take part in next spring's Irish Open 2013 tournament are being given more chances to win their way into the series.

Until now Paddy Power Poker has been offering up three Irish Open 2013 prize packages each week. A great fan reception has led the online poker network to increase the excitement surrounding the satellites, though, and now four packages will be handed out every Sunday evening. These prize packages consist of transportation money (worth €525), a five night stay at Dublin's Burlington Hotel (a €395 value) and, of course, a seat at the Irish Open's main event. Players can buy into the satellites directly for €176. This buy-in also includes access to the Sole Survivor promotion running alongside the qualifiers, an event that provides competitors who hold out the longest in each night's satellite with main event seats for the Irish Open 2014 and World Series of Poker 2013 as well as €50,000 in cash.

Paddy Power Poker explained that increasing the scale of its Irish Open 2013 satellites was due to "the appetite players have to take part" in the series — something attributed to this year's reduced buy-in costs and the addition of the Sole Survivor promo. The Irish Open is one of Europe's longest running tournament series and is scheduled to take place at Dublin, Ireland's Burlington Hotel from 29th March through until 1st April, 2013.'s PKR TV Records More Than 500,000 Total Views always attempts to provide online poker players with something different. From the site's emphasis on a lively avatar system to its PKRTV videos, fans have rewarded PKR's innovative business practices with plenty of attention and praise.

The most recent demonstration of PKR's success involves PKRTV, the platform's dedicated YouTube channel. recently celebrated the popularity of PKRTV after achieving more than 500,000 video views, a feat that proves the value of the channel to the site's fans. PKRTV features expert gameplay commentary and analysis from members of Team PKR Pro and is presented by Dan Grant and Rachael Downie. A diverse line-up of shows, ranging from footage of prestigious tournaments to poker tips and strategies meant to improve a viewer's poker game, have helped PKRTV to garner acclaim both on the web and through international Poker Channel broadcasts. To date, has recorded and presented incredible wins from the final tables of events like PKR Masters, capturing high level play for casual or serious video reference.'s Media Manager, Dan Grant, explained that PKRTV was started with the goal of recording memorable moments like beautifully executed tournament wins or "huge cash game bluffs." Grant went on to describe PKR's commitment to providing "every level of player" with access to professional analysis of these moments in order to share the excitement — and learning opportunities — offered by their recordings.

New bet365 Poker Promotion Offers Cash Prizes and a Free Car

bet365 Poker is hoping to make this holiday season a memorable one for many of its members through the launch of a brand new Christmas themed promotion. Composed of a series of raffles and tournaments, the $100,000 Xmas Giveaway is set to award the site's luckiest and most talented members with fantastic prizes.

The $100,000 Xmas Giveaway, just recently launched, will run throughout most of the month of December and is designed to give back to some of bet365 Poker's most active competitors. Members of the online poker network can take part in Xmas Giveaway by earning as many bet365 Merit Points as possible while playing at Premium Table sit-and-gos or special tournaments. Every 15 of these points can be cashed in for a raffle ticket to be used in daily prize draws that award iPads, iPhones and a large number of cash prizes. There are no limitations on how many tickets a player can choose to enter each day and a dedicated Xmas Giveaway section has been added to the lobby to help members keep track of their points. bet365 Poker members who manage to accumulate at least 500 Merit Points will also be entered in a grand prize raffle (to be held on Friday, 28th December) that will provide entrants with a shot at winning one of three Mini First cars.

bet365 Poker's Xmas Giveaway press release urged members to "get as many tickets as [they] can in order to increase [their chances] of winning" before December comes to an end. The $100,000 Xmas Giveaway kicked off on Saturday, 2nd December and stops awarding tickets on Thursday, 27th December. Cashes Out $400,000 Jackpot, Achieves Five Million Registered Members has had a very eventful week, the online poker network celebrating a major business milestone and awarding two lucky members with massive cash payouts.

Donegal, Ireland's "jayleigh76" has just received a $408,479 windfall after wagering only twenty cents at one of's slot side games. The player, a 36 year old mother of two, hit the biggest progressive jackpot ever amassed at by playing on PKR's Adventures in Wonderland slot. After triggering the jackpot jayleigh76 reported that her big win felt "surreal" and that she plans to take her children to Disneyland with some of her earnings. The same day saw another Irish player, "lucky4345" from Belfast, take home the Chain Reactors Super Trails progressive slot for a $63,514.

jayleigh76's and lucky4345's wins came just after achieved the landmark of signing on a total of five million players.'s Marketing Director Simon Prodger reported that the company is "delighted" at arriving at the 5M milestone and looking forward to "continuing to welcome more and more poker players" through upcoming "marketing initiatives, product developments" and its "first mobile poker product." Prodger acknowledged the consistent growth of registered members that have flocked to the site since its launch only six years ago and went on to attribute the ongoing success of to its innovative software offerings and business approach.